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SK1321 26 JUL 2018 : 16 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Balaju, Raniban,Nepal
Altitude : 4800 ft.
Date: 7 June 2018
Habit : Wild
I found this on the forest floor. Leaf was dry but the fruit was young. I tried to pull apart then fruit from the leaf but it was not detaching.


These specimens may belong to a Cryptocarya sp. [Lauraceae].


Cryptocarya amygdalina Nees  ??
This is the only one listed in Nepal but the elevation, fruiting period does not match according to the link. And, surprisingly the seed / fruit  is found stuck to the leaf which could not be detached with normal pull.


trees of lauraceae can possibly ??? produce resin

could this be attached by an insect. could this be really an insect gall?
it seems not, seems to be ???fruit???? but, still question remains


Noted all the comments.

This could be Cryptocarya amygdalina provided the fruits are placed upside down!


do you have any pictures of or bw drawings of this- upside down fruits?


Thank you … Wondering how did the fruit stuck on the leaf.


foc says it fruits in aug. may be that would be before climate change? thats why.
thats why its sooooo very important to put a complete date down in any publicationthat includes forwards preface and introductions etc in books and monographs and cases presented here.
so in future correlation can be done with historical average temp prevailing then.


The efi page on Cryptocarya is almost zero so far possibly due to the fact that the trees are usually tall and difficult to collect.


It is difficult for a lay person like me to keep all tracks as suggested by you since I am not a botanist !


ooooh. its so easy with digital photography. your submissions have dates already. exif data has dates on your flickr account too

thats all one needs and just like you might keep your employees attendance register. its the same thing. i am not a botanist either. data generating as to dates and attendance or their absence or dates and flowering are the same thing!!!  


हा! हा ! I stopped using Flickr.


why. you were doing soooo well. your pictures were truly appreciated by many.


Fruit size was less than 1 cm.


Feedback from another thread:
Your photo from Nepal may be a leaf gall.

Please compare with my post on Cryptocarya amygdalina.

so do you think this “fruit like”” structure is really a fruit? of Cryptocarya amygdalina.


It is quite puzzling. In Lauraceae galls similar to fruits are abundant.


so would have needed a careful dissection or a bisection at least ? to reveal the innards?


Better to ignore.

I agree with you. if its wasp, it will bite the one who opens it. I guess


I agree …! Better to ignore !


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